Title 16

Chapter 93
Holocaust and Genocide Education in Secondary Schools [See Title 16 Chapter 97 — the Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-93-2

§ 16-93-2. Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Genocide,” as defined by the Genocide Convention: means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, such as: (i) Killing members of the group; (ii) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; (iii) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; (iv) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; and/or (v) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

(2) “Holocaust” means the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million (6,000,000) Jews and five million (5,000,000) other individuals by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

History of Section.
P.L. 2011, ch. 45, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 70, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 92, § 2; P.L. 2016, ch. 104, § 2.